UTCuriousUSummer courses overviewLeaders of Innovation and Impact

Summer school: Leaders of Innovation and Impact

Admission & participation info

Want to be able to make an impact or improve your skills in doing so?

Do you want to leave your mark? Do you want to learn what change is and be able to identify opportunities for change? Are you ready to lead in times of crisis? Throughout this course, you will discover and develop your ability to execute viable change, through developing a skill set of relevant tools. We will help you learn how you can become a change agent and leader of innovation and impact. Within an interactive educational setting and through workshops, you will develop skills for your future and master the art of executing change with peers from all over the world.

With changes happening around us every day, we need to be able to deal and cope with these situations in order to thrive. Problems are becoming more and more complex as technology is rapidly evolving, which requires a different approach to thinking, identifying, designing, and implementing solutions to these complex problems. Not only is learning these skills important but being able to effectively teach these skills to other people and spread the message might be even more crucial. This course offers you a series of sessions that address not only the skills required to recognize and execute viable change, it will also teach you the ins and outs of design thinking that will allow for a step-by-step process of approaching complex projects and problems.

The Leaders of Innovation and Impact course will be a 10-day, student-driven experience of a lifetime! This UIF Meetup is organised as part of CuriousU, a European Summer School with an international taste. Can't wait for August 2022? Get even more excited with the after movies from the last two meetups in 2018 and 2019!

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About UIF

University Innovation Fellows (UIF)are free thinkers and changemakers that are at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. They come together from different backgrounds and develop the skills to combine creative processes with academic thinking to take on complex challenges in today's world. To learn more about UIF and what they do, visit their website.

Course aims

Our course is called Leaders of Innovation and Impact. This is why we tailor our program to shaping leaders of innovation processes that are able to recognize and deal with complex and ill-defined problems by co-creating solutions and realising change. 

This year, our focus is on achieving this in times of crisis–when important decisions need to be made quickly, and under pressure. This course will draw on design thinking principles combined with more practical skill development such as communicating with stakeholders, pitching/storytelling and building a mindset for innovation and impact. You will get expert knowledge on these processes, after which you will be challenged to practically apply your knowledge during CuriousU as a means of a final case and presentation. 

This case focuses on multidisciplinary work, allowing you to interact and work with people of different backgrounds and nationalities. This week provides you with the unique opportunity to apply your learning and inspire others at the same time.

During this course you will experience different, active, learning methods:

Course outcomes

These methods will help to guide you through the course. At the end of the course you are able to:

Course requirements

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Course schedule

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Leaders of Innovation and Impact

Days
Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Sun. 21-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Thu. 18-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Wed. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can do one of the following lab tours: Behavioral Management and Sciences LabWearable Robotics Lab, combined tour in AeroAcoustic WindTunnel & Rapid Prototyping LabNanoLab or the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine. Enjoy our dance workshop too!

Farewell Ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Mon. 22-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2019 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Sun. 21-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Days:Tue. 23-08

Have a breakfast first.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Mon. 22-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Fri. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Wed. 17-08

Enjoy a unique volleyball tournament together with your fellow CuriousU participants! Are you gonna be the winning team? Let's find out!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Sun. 21-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Mon. 15-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspirational speech!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Mon. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Tue. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Wed. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Thu. 18-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Fri. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Sun. 21-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Days:Mon. 22-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Days:Sun. 14-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Sun. 21-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a sand castle competition and a graffiti workshop!

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Mon. 22-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Thu. 18-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment at Grolsch Summer Sounds.

Lunch:
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Mon. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can try different delicacies from the Netherlands and of course make some new friends!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Mon. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Fri. 19-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent! Next to that, a dj to play music and karaoke activity are planned for you!

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Thu. 18-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.This is one of the most popular lunch activities where together with your fellow participants you can enjoy some outdoor games in the main festival area! Join us!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Tue. 16-08

We serve you a fantastic dinner!

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Sun. 14-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Wed. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our inspirational speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Mon. 22-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. Here is the chance to lock all the memories you made the last days into pictures! During that lunch break you also have the chance to break some pinatas!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Mon. 15-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Wed. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Thu. 18-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Mon. 22-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Tue. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Days:Wed. 17-08

We will serve an amazing BBQ dinner tonight!

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Tue. 16-08

During this evening activity you can join our lean simulation game, dungeons and dragons and many more!

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Sun. 21-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Fri. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself by doing some career and personality tests ! Do not miss the chance to try the VR Parachuting experience!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Thu. 18-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Fri. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Sun. 21-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Tue. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

More information
Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Mon. 22-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Days:Mon. 15-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing escape rooms.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Mon. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Days:Tue. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the chance to get to know the programmes of our university and speak with representatives from our admissions office in case you are interested in continuing your studies here! During this lunch activity, you can also get to know the different student teams of our university.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Wed. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Days:Thu. 18-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
CuriousU Participants Departure
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Days:Tue. 23-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Free day
Time:08:15 - 20:00
Days:Sat. 20-08

Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday!

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Tue. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Days:Fri. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Days:Fri. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Details

Date: 14-23 August 2022
Target group: Advanced bachelor students. 
Credits: 1.5 ECTS for successfully completing the summer school

Course leader

Christina Zaga
Assistant Professor Human Centred Design

Want to know more?

If you need to know more, we have information available about the fee & programme, an admission checkregistration & paymentvisaaccomodation and the terms & conditions.